There have been a few previous threads about Nikon's dumb decision to limit the step between bracketed shots on the D800/E to 1 EV. However I think I've got a simple solution that allows a 4EV bracket in just two shots. As follows: 1) Set the Bracketing menu to Bracketing order > 0, Under, Over (N or default setting). 2) Use the Bracket button to set 1EV steps and a 9 shot bracket sequence. 3) Set exposure compensation to +2 When the shots are fired, the first shot will have an exposure of +2 stops over the metered reading, and the next shot will have an exposure of -2 stops under. You can now stop firing and cancel the bracketing sequence. The first two shots should be sufficient for most HDR needs. The compensation and/or number of bracketed shots and EV step can be altered to give -3 and +1 EV, 0 and +4 EV, or -1 and +1EV, etc. All in just two shots. If this has been suggested before I apologise. I did a search on the subject and came up with no suggested workaround. It certainly seems a better idea than wasting your time taking 5 shots to get from -2 to +2 EV (during which interval the light may well have changed).